Trumbull seeks public input for how to spend more than $5 million in leftover COVID-19 federal funding

The town of Trumbull is asking for the public's input on how to spend leftover American Rescue Plan Act funds.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2022, 9:38 AM

Updated 624 days ago

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The town of Trumbull is asking for the public's input on how to spend leftover American Rescue Plan Act funds.
First Selectman Vicki Tesoro says the town has more than $5 million remaining in ARPA funds. The federal government dispersed the money to communities last year to provide financial relief during the pandemic. 
The Town Council and Board of Finance will discuss the matter at a joint meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Trumbull High School auditorium.
Members will listen to comments from the public. They ask that comments be limited to three minutes per speaker.
An initial meeting was held last month.
There are a wide range of suggestions for the money including a town-wide HVAC modernization program, town-wide drainage improvements, a new turf athletic field at Indian Ledge Park, replacing splash pads, equipment for police including upgraded body cameras, and equipment for EMS including a cardiac monitor and defibrillator.
Click here for the full list of proposals. 
A formal public hearing will be held on Nov. 17 to continue the discussion. 
The time and location are to be determined.


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